Sometimes you climb the ladder
only to discover it was against the wrong wall
Joseph Campbell (teacher of mythology and religion)
Should we go higher or be happy with our current altitude? I figure it depends on what realm you live in. By “realm”, I don’t mean country or culture. Rather it’s the view of life.
If you live in the world of separation, as almost all of us do, you can easily assume that, because our bodies are separate, then so are our spirits. We love a few people but we sense there’s a gap to be crossed so we can understand and empathize.
Climbing this ladder may mean advancing in one’s profession or simply becoming a better person. Yoga and meditation are common journeys of self-improvement. All this sounds so normal, and it certainly is when you’re solely inside the world of the individual.
Joseph saw another wall and so do I. In the Evolutionary Collective, we call it shared unity. A profound connection between two humans beings is available, one in which you feel deeply “seen”. It’s beyond your personality and the roles you play in life. It’s a divine uniqueness … unmistakably you. It joins with the uniqueness of the other. The climbing in this realm is effortless, and speaks of billowing communion. Two people experiencing the same world while each remains vividly themselves.